Anime Sunday: In/Spectre Episode 01 Impressions

This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with another Spring 2020 series. It’s my In/Spectre Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot: This is a pretty typical Urban Fantasy series, with the usual intrigue and mystery tied into mythology, though unlike the Dresden Files or Demon Accords this one is all about Japanese Mythology. It’s pretty good, although I don’t like the body horror that takes place, so while I have somewhat positive memories of the Manga that I read years ago, I didn’t watch any more than the first episode.

Characters: Kotoko and Kuro are our two main characters, and they are fairly interesting, with Kotoko being the one in the know and the generally kick ass and take names partner of the two of them. That isn’t to say Kuro is a weakling, far from it. The rest of the cast in this episode is okay, but frankly Kotoko is my favorite character.

Art: The studio who does In/Spectre is Brain’s Base and it’s pretty well done, although it’s not close to reaching my gold standard of ufotable.

Music: It fits the series, nothing more need be said.

Overall: A good Urban Fantasy series, but a bit too much body horror for my personal liking. If that doesn’t freak you out, you might enjoy In/Spectre.

For those who like: Urban Fantasy, Drama, Action, Interesting Plot, Good Cast of Characters, Decent Artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Manga Monday: Inukai x Tribe by Harada Anjyu [Quick Review


This week for Manga Monday I’m doing another Quick Review! It’s Inukai x Tribe by Harada Anjyu!

Plot Synopsis: In this world, there are those who look like humans but are actually beings with supernatural power. In order to respond to crimes committed by these kinds of people, an organization that employs some of their number has been established.

Plot: The plot was pretty good, although I’m thinking I read the original One Shot that got the series serialized. That isn’t to say it’s bad, the One Shot is wonderful, but I don’t know how different it will be from the actual serialized series. Despite that I was genuinely intrigued despite the often gruesome nature of the artwork. That might just be my love for any and all Mythology though.

Characters: The three main characters we got introduced to in this One Shot were pretty great, my favorite being the Kitsune girl (whose name unfortunately escapes me at the moment.) The other two were interesting though.

Art: The art was great, and sometimes rather graphic but I didn’t mind that all too much because of all the Japanese mythological monsters drawn out.

Overall: Giving this a tentative go ahead, I know I’ll be reading the rest of the series soon.